109952 - Non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and the birth of objective measure tools
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This activity features presentations on non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and objective measure tools, as part of a symposia held in honor of esteemed neurologist David Marsden, aimed at enhancing education in the movement disorders sphere.Relevance to General Practice
In Australian general practice it is estimated that on average practices will have four patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and a new case of PD every four years. This combined with vague, slow progressive signs and symptoms ‘make it one of the masquerades of general practice’ . Early diagnosis of PD is essential because if left untreated it can produce severe disability in ten to fifteen years. Familiarity with and use of an objective assessment tool can improve diagnostic clarity in early presentations where symptom and signs are less reliable.
GPs are ideally placed to coordinate lifetime holistic care in those diagnosed with PD, and if GPs and specialist care complement each other it will improve the outcomes for patients with PD.
This session features leading movement disorders experts from Australia and overseas discussing non motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease, and objective measurement tools.